Archive for December, 2011

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Hello everyone,

Our family is preparing for the celebration of Christmas and once again it is without our daughter Nadia who disappeared on November 3, 2008 and her son who was lost to us at that time as well.  We ask you not to forget them and keep them in your hearts as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It is with your continued support that we proceed in our search efforts to find our daughter Nadia. It is with your continued support that we proceed with love and commitment to try and bring our grandson home.

We love our grandson dearly and miss him everyday. We want him home with us as Nadi had planned before she vanished. Since then we have not given anyone our blessings to provide a home for him nor adopt him.  Nadia will always be his mama…no one could ever take her place.  I can only imagine as a little boy he’s confused and lost in a complicated Alabama system.  It must be a terribly frightful human experience for anyone to endure…we worry about him endlessly.  Please hold him close and pray the Lord will bring him safely home soon.

Proverbs 12:20 encourages the promotion of peace. The writer of Proverbs says, “Truthful lips endure forever.” We remember and keep these messages in mind as we continue in our efforts to find Nadia and bring our “little man” home…these efforts are what we believe are right and good in the Lord’s eyes.  As a Christian mother, father, grandmother, grandfather I believe you would all be called to do the same.

Bless you all and your families.  We hope your Christmas will be filled with wonderous joy and profound peace!!

We look forward to a new year in hopes of reunification of our family!!  Praise be to God!!

In His Name,

Nancy, Kevin, John and Charlize

Remembrance for Nadi

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Best Friends

Hello everyone,

What a wonderful remembrance there was for Nadia in celebration of her life.  As most of you know she disappeared three years ago on November 3, 2008. The remembrance was held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on November 5th with the coming together of about 50 of Nadia’s family, friends and supporters.  We were so blessed to have Nadia’s closest friend Jacquie join us.  She shared some of the most touching words about her…it warmed our hearts and left us teary eyed.  The photo is of her and Nadi at school.  Jacquie and Nadi graduated high school together and remained close until Nadia disappeared.  Nadi is blessed to have such a dedicated and loving friend.  Thank you all for coming, especially those close to her.  Nadi would’ve been very touched.

On Veteran’s Day (November 11th) the military customarily holds a ceremony setting a table, an empty place for missing veterans, those missing in action and those who have died, reminding us of their great sacrifice so we can have the freedoms we possess in this country.  As we watched the ceremony we’re reminded once again of Nadi and her son.  This year as in the past three we set our Thanksgiving table and leave two places empty in their absense and honor.  

We ask you all not to forget our daughter Nadi and her son.  We ask you to lift them up in prayer.  We pray for the darkness to be lifted, we ask for protection and safety and we ask for the courage to more forward.  Our pastor reminds us that “courage is an aspect of hope we don’t often dwell on.  We think of the possibilities of hope, the desired outcome of hope, even the distractions of hope that are often a diversion in the midst of diffcult moments.  Courage…is vital to hope, for it sustains the dream when all else fails and empowers meaningful action when settling for so much less would be much easier.”  I believe as Christians we’re called to come together in this effort of intersessionary prayer.  We especially ask you to devote a special time for our daughter and grandson until they can come home to us.  

In His loving Grace,